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October 16, 2003

Digital photography is the work of the Devil

by Feòrag

Canada: A Christian fundamentalist farmer has gone to court to argue that he should be exempt from having a digital photograph on his driving licence because the technology will allow central control over people's behaviour, which the Bible warns us against. George Bothwell shares many people's concerns over the use of biometric data, but it's not just privacy he's worried about:

Bothwell believes that biometrics - the use of physical identifiers such as fingerprints, retina scans and face recognition - is specifically cited in the book of Revelations as the work of agents of the devil.
He believes that anyone who allows their image to be archived by an outside agency bears the mark of the beast and will drink the wine of the wrath of God as a result.

Bothwell apparently does not know about scanners, as his concern does not extend to conventional photography--his old driving licence includes such an image. Government doing devil's work, says Ontario farmer who fears licence photo - Canadian Press, 15th October 2003.

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